Oilers vs Stars Picks and Prediction – 5/26/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 05/24/2024 at 2:48 PM ET

Edmonton Oilers at Dallas Stars 05/25/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 5/26/2024, 12:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: DAL -135 ; O/U 5.5

Edmonton Oilers at Dallas Stars Prediction

The Edmonton Oilers visit American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas to play the Dallas Stars in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals best of seven series on Saturday. The opening faceoff will be at 8:00 PM ET and TNT will televise the game. Edmonton leads the series 1-0 after defeating Dallas on the road 3-2 in overtime in Game 1 on Thursday. Edmonton will look to take a commanding 2-0 lead with a victory in Game 2 and return home for Games 3 and 4. Make sure you stay up to date with all the NHL action, with our expert NHL picks.

Edmonton Oilers Preview

Edmonton took home ice advantage with its 3-2 overtime win on Thursday in Game 1. Connor McDavid scored the winning goal in the second overtime period on Thursday. McDavid had been called for a double minor penalty in the first overtime and was worried the Oilers would lose, but the penalty kill unit survived that scare and Edmonton went on to win.

During the regular season, Edmonton was 49-27-6, finishing with 104 points, which was second in the Pacific Division. Edmonton is second in the NHL during the playoffs in goals for with an average of 3.77 per game and has taken an average of 30.5 shots per game. Edmonton is scoring 36.6% of the time on the power play. Zach Hyman has scored 12 goals during the playoffs to lead Edmonton, while Conor McDavid is the leader in assists with 20 and is second in points with 23. Leon Draisaitl is the second leading goal scorer with nine, second in assists with 16 and the points leader with 25. 

Edmonton is eighth in goals against at 2.69 per game during the playoffs. Edmonton goalie Stuart Skinner was 36-16-5 with a goals against average of 2.62 and save percentage of .905, during the regular season. In 11 playoff games, Skinner is 8-3 with solid goals against average of 2.70 and save percentage of .888.

Dallas Stars Preview

Dallas must bounce back with a victory in Game 2 at home on Saturday and level the series at 1-1 or face a tough situation heading to Edmonton trailing trailing 2-0 in the series. Tyler Seguin scored both goals for Dallas in Thursday's loss. 

Dallas won the Central division during the regular season with a record of 52-21-9 and 113 points. Dallas is seventh in goals for in the playoffs at 2.86 per game, through 14 games. The Stars are taking an average of 29.1 shots per game and the power play is scoring 25.0% of the time. Wyatt Johnston has scored seven goals to lead Dallas in the playoffs and Miro Heiskanen and Tyler Seguin are second with five apiece. Jason Robertson is the leader in assists with 10. Robertson and Heiskanen are the leaders in points with 13 each. 

Dallas is fifth in goals against average at 2.43 per game, during the playoffs. In the regular season, Dallas goalie Jake Oettinger was 35-14-4 with a goals against average of 2.72 and save percentage of .905. In 14 playoff games, Oettinger is 9-5 with a goals against average of 2.11 and save percentage of .919.

Our Free NHL Pick for Dallas Stars vs Edmonton Oilers

Oilers vs Stars Pick

Edmonton will take a 2-0 with a victory on the road Saturday in Game 2 versus Dallas, but the play here is UNDER. The UNDER has cashed in eight of Edmonton's last 11 versus an opponent from the Central Division, in four of Edmonton's last five overall and in six of the last nine Edmonton has played on the road versus Dallas. Edmonton goalie Stuart Skinner has a 2.70 goals against average and Dallas goalie Jake Oettinger has a 2.11 goals against average. Final Score Prediction, Edmonton Oilers win but our best to play is UNDER 3-2.

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